Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4810

Date

2016

Date of Award

11-23-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Clinical Nutrition

Committee Chair

Dr. Ruth Williams-Hooker

Committee Member

Karen Ringwald-Smith

Committee Member

Dr. Robin Roach

Abstract

Evaluation of nutrition status is imperative for pediatric oncology patients due to prevalence of malnutrition and its effects. Methods used to evaluate nutrition status over- and underestimate energy needs. The purpose of the project was to determine if the Medgem and WHO predictive equations predict resting energy expenditure (REE) when compared to a traditional indirect calorimeter. Participants, 7-18 years of age, had testing completed on a traditional indirect calorimeter, Medgem, and energy estimation by WHO equation. Post hoc pairwise comparisons revealed all three methods were significantly different from one another (all p<0.0001), suggesting REE be measured by metabolic cart.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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